The City of Tampere is in the final of the European Capital of Innovation Award 2017 and pitching the Grow.Smart.Together proposal in Brussels today. The Tampere iCapital delegation consists of: Ms Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki - Deputy Mayor for Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness, Ms Tuija Telén - Director, Economic Development and Public Relations, Mr Teppo Rantanen - Executive Director, Economic Policy, Competitiveness and Innovation and Mr Esa Kokkonen, Director, The Baltic Institute of Finland.
The city of Tampere participated in the competition with a proposal called Grow.Smart.Together. It presents the city’s innovation platforms and activities through the example of Hiedanranta district and its development. It offers a great example of how citizens, companies, universities, communities and city administration develop - co-create - the city together.
Ten cities using the most innovative ideas to improve quality of life and to involve citizens in community life are in the final of the European Capital of Innovation Award 2017. The other finalists are Aarhus, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Nice, Paris, Tallinn, Tel Aviv and Toulouse. 32 cities applied to the competition. The winners will be announced on 7 November.